A bishop, a Baptist, a minister, and a rabbi walk into a bar. Actually, it’s a House hearing. But, these days, who could tell the difference?
The bishop says he’s not going to violate his Catholic faith by obeying the Obama administration’s contraception coverage mandate.
Voicing support, the rabbi declares the bishop’s (and our nation’s) right to freedom of conscience and religion to be the “first and most sacred to our country.”
The Lutheran minister says he’d sooner go to jail than obey the anti-religious freedom mandate.
The Baptist professor says, “I’d like to be in his cell.”
“We’ll try to work that out,” replies Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), prompting laughter from the House hearing’s audience.
Sadly, this is no joking matter.
Make no mistake: Obama’s edict is a threat to all people and their Constitutional right to religious freedom. If Obama can require me to violate my faith, he can order you to violate yours.
Or, as Rep. Gowdy explains:
“These guys are either going to go to jail because they won’t violate their religious beliefs or the hospitals and the schools are going to close."
"Which means government is going to get bigger, because they’re going to have to fill the void that is left when you guys quit doing it. And, maybe, that’s what they wanted all along.”
And so, at long last, Obama has produced an initiative that actually IS bringing people of different faiths together - against his efforts to coerce them to violate their consciences and succumb to his will.
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